Sean Sparkman: What is a registered index-linked annuity (RILA)?

by Sean Sparkman And how do RILAs  differ from a fixed- index annuities?   Both fixed-index annuities (FIAs) and registered index-linked annuities (RILAs) are products that create additional income streams in retirement.  However, the two types of products differ in their risk levels of risk exposure. FIA contracts ensure the safety of your initial investment [...]

By |2022-10-23T17:49:42+00:00October 2nd, 2022|Protect your wealth, Retirement|

Safe Space Podcast: How I found my ideal retirement advisor online

If you are retired or nearly retired, you'll enjoy my latest podcast with an extraordinarily, far-from- ordinary person,  Jacqueline Cole talks about how she found her perfect products and RETIREMENT INCOME advisor, Sean Sparkman online.  If you are an advisor, you should listen to this now and take notes.  Jacquie will give you some critical [...]

By |2022-10-23T18:00:38+00:00September 15th, 2022|Retirement, Watch and Listen|

Sean Sparkman interviews entrepreneur Jovan Will of Annuity.Gator

Don't miss any of Sean Sparkman's entertaining and informative content.  Click below to hit the subscribe button.  And, be sure to hit the notification bell as well, so you will know whenever Sean posts more great interviews and financial videos. Sean interviews Jovan Will ( , a successful entrepreneur whose passion is helping financial advisors [...]

By |2022-09-26T01:38:47+00:00August 26th, 2022|Watch and Listen|

Sean Sparkman: Safe and Sound Podcast with Kris Miller Suicides have become the second-leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States, surpassing homicide deaths, which dropped to third on the list . The teenage suicide rate increased from 8 deaths per 100,000 in 1999 to 8.7 deaths per 100,000 in 2014, and unfortunately, that number continues to increase. On June 20, [...]

By |2022-09-26T01:43:44+00:00August 26th, 2022|Lifestyle, Watch and Listen|

CPA &Technology expert Bob Beardsley: Why I added an annuity to my portfolio

While annuities can be daunting financial products, they can also help retirees and pre-retirees build a more solid, predictable income stream to supplement Social Security, pensions, and other accounts. Semi-retired CPA and accounting technology expert Bob Beardsley of Florida talks about the process of finding and purchasing an annuity, doing the right research and due [...]

By |2022-10-23T18:04:42+00:00August 18th, 2022|Leave a legacy, Protect your wealth|

Business owners: Do you have your exit plan ready?

" 2020-2022 has been a trying period of supply chain issues, labor shortages, and lockdowns that may cause you to think about selling your business." By Sean Sparkman   The fallout from the pandemic has pushed a growing number of business owners into thinking about selling their companies. Supply chain issues, labor shortages, and now, [...]

By |2022-10-23T18:14:00+00:00August 2nd, 2022|Leave a legacy, Money News, Retirement|

Should your employer-sponsored plan include annuities?

Before choosing to include an annuity in your employer-sponsored plan, what are some things you should consider? By Sean Sparkman You may be aware that on January 1, 2020, Congress enacted a significant and far-reaching piece of retirement legislation. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, known commonly as the SECURE Act, is one of [...]

By |2022-09-26T02:26:54+00:00July 15th, 2022|Investing, Leave a legacy, Protect your wealth|

Qualified plans vs. Non-qualified plans: What’s the difference?

re: What's the difference between qualified and non-qualified plans? By Sean Sparkman   Like it or not, the IRS is most definitely a stakeholder in your retirement planning. That's because many of your accounts come with highly-attractive tax benefits. As you probably already know, the government never gives anyone anything that doesn't have a long [...]

By |2022-10-23T18:11:10+00:00July 2nd, 2022|Investing, Watch and Listen|

Sean Sparkman: Are you afraid of running out of money in retirement?

"Over 70% of seniors say they feel their retirements are underfunded. This statistic could indicate trouble ahead for an already vulnerable population."-   Sean Sparkman   Retirement and most other senior issues have become so politicized that it's hard to make more than just token changes to the system. Anything meaningful that helps Americans save more [...]

By |2022-10-23T18:19:10+00:00April 11th, 2022|Leave a legacy, Protect your wealth, Retirement|
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